Reconfiguration with Simultaneous DG installation to Improve the Voltage Profile in Distribution Network using Harmony Search Algorithm

S Muqthiar Ali, P Suresh Babu, B Gurusekhar

Abstract


Due to dynamic nature of loads, total system load is more than its generation capacity that makes relieving of load on the feeders not possible and hence voltage profile of the system will not be improved to the required level. In order to meet required level of load demand, Reconfiguration and DG units are integrated in distribution network to improve voltage profile, to provide reliable and uninterrupted power supply and also to achieve economic benefits such as minimum power loss, energy efficiency and load leveling. This work proposes minimization of real power losses and improvement of voltage profile using network reconfiguration in the presence of distributed generation. Generally distributed generations (DG) are preferred with objective of minimizing real power loss and improving voltage profile in distribution system. In this work A meta heuristic Harmony Search Algorithm (HSA) is used to simultaneously reconfigure and identify the optimal locations for installation of DG units in a distribution network. Sensitivity analysis is used to identify optimal locations for installation of DG units. The proposed method has tested in MATLAB for 33-bus and 69- Bus radial distribution systems at three different load levels and the analysis is presented for loss minimization.


Keywords


Distributed generation, Distribution system, Harmony Search Algorithm Real power loss Reconfiguration, Voltage profile

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v4i4.509

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